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For Immediate Release

Contact:
October 12, 2012 Dean Michael, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of Ohio (330) 480-6835
U.S. Marshals Task Force Arrests Homicide Fugitive in Youngstown

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Youngstown, OH – The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF), Youngstown Division, arrested a homicide fugitive who fled to the area from New York City.

Based on information received from the U.S. Marshals New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, members of the NOVFTF began an investigation on Alexander Scott, 23, who is a suspect in the August 4 homicide of 22-year old Bronx resident, Derrick Richardson. Police aren’t sure of the motive at this time but believe it was an argument that turned violent.

Investigators in Youngstown developed intelligence that indicated Scott was living in the South Side of the city and conducted surveillance on his suspected residence for a period of time.

Yesterday, a car was seen leaving the location and NOVFTF personnel determined the driver was Scott. A subsequent traffic stop was conducted and Scott, who initially gave a false name, was arrested without incident. New York City Police Homicide Detectives are currently in Youngstown to interview Scott and extradite him back to NYC.

“Getting violent fugitives off the streets is one of the things the Task Force does best,” U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott said. “The successful partnership we have with local police departments is a major reason we are able to track down people who think they can flee from justice.”

Anyone with information concerning any wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833). You may also anonymously text in a tip by texting the keyword "WANTED" and your tip to TIP411 (847411), or you can send a web tip at the following webpage http://www.usmarshals.gov/district/oh-n/index.html. Reward money is available and tipsters may remain anonymous.

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force – Youngstown County Division is composed of the following federal, state and local agencies: Boardman Township Police Department; Girard Police Department; Ohio Adult Parole Authority; Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation; Warren Police Department; Youngstown Police Department; Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement; Campbell Police Department; Columbiana County Sheriff‟s Office; Dalton Village Police Department East Liverpool Police Department; Goshen Township Police Department; Hubbard Township Police Department; Leetonia Police Department; Liberty Township Police Department; Lisbon Police Department; Lordstown Village Police Department; McDonald Village Police Department; New Waterford Police Department; Niles Police Department; Ohio State Highway Patrol; Salem Police Department; Trumbull County Probation; Trumbull County Sheriff‟s Office; Warren Municipal Courts; Washingtonville Village Police Department; Weathersfield Township Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at http://www.usmarshals.gov.

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